Reviews and Problems with Backyard Basketball 2007
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Fun way to crash the boards with pros as kids.
Common Sense Media
22 December 2007
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is a great way to introduce kids to playing sports in video games. The controls are particularly easy, making it a good fit for children ages 6 to 10. As kids select their team to manage, they can choose kid versions of pro athletes including Paul Pierce, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, and Yao Ming.
Excerpt: I spend a lot of time playing video games. Not as much as my wife tells people I spend, but I do spend my fair share of time gaming on various platforms. The women in my life are very tolerant and patient with my hobby. My wife accepts it as part of my personality. She knew about it when she met me and, as she says, there are so many worse things I can be doing with my time and disposable income.
Excerpt: Basketball is a popular sport anymore. Granted, it isn't as popular as football (at least in America), but what sport is? And yet, basketball games grace the library of many consoles all the way back to the Atari 2600, and many of them do quite well. A relative newcomer on the scene for sports titles is Atari's Backyard Sports series, among which now is Backyard Basketball 2007. It is a game aimed squarely at kids, and it makes no effort to hide that fact.